Unknown Health Benefits for Kaumātua

Sept. 14, 2022, 1:50 p.m.

Research shows that people who are bilingual may be more resilient to mate wareware (dementia) than monolinguals. Dr Makarena Dudley looks at some little-known benefits of te reo Māori.

The celebrations of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori this week provide us with a timely opportunity to honour the value of te reo as a vital healing and comforting factor for those who suffer from mate wareware (dementia).

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